Mirrortone has digitally released the Snakehead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by composer Roman Molino Dunn (a.k.a. Electropoint). Available everywhere today, the 22-track album features the artist’s gritty orchestral-electronic hybrid score, opening with a dark Venetian Waltz (“Chinatown”). Variety says, “Clearly made with huge passion and commitment, ‘Snakehead’ is very nicely scored by prolific composer Roman Molino Dunn…” The indie crime drama from director/writer Evan Jackson Leong (Linsanity) is now playing in theaters and VOD, courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions.
Of the soundtrack, Roman Molino Dunn says, “Composing the music for Snakehead was quite a dream because I was able to do my two favorite things: work on an incredibly heartfelt and meaningful film and work with an amazingly talented director, Evan Jackson Leong. On top of that, the cast: Sung Kang, Shuya Chang, Jade Wu, Perry Young, all brought so much additional depth to an already deep story, produced by Brian Yang. Since the film is set in the underworld of NYC's Chinatown, a certain darkness to the music was essential, but because organized crime has an element of seduction, neo-romanticism was a compelling musical language that I leaned into – that is where the idea of minor waltzes mixed with granular synthesizers came from. Conversely, there are also more sincere moments – familial love, loss, sadness – and for that, organic string instruments served as the vehicle to portray the humanity of the film. Thematically, Chinatown is the musical backbone over which our protagonist's and antagonist's themes duel, with one eventually winning out and fully integrating into Chinatown's theme. This film took a decade for Evan and the team to make, and it couldn't be more rewarding to see the support and reception that we have received.”
Sister Tse comes from China to New York via a human smuggler known as a snakehead. She gains favor with the matriarch of the crime family and rises the ranks quickly, but success isn’t the only reason she came to America. Sister Tse needs to reconcile between personal success and her family.
ABOUT ROMAN MOLINO DUNN
Roman Molino Dunn is an award-winning composer, Billboard-charting music producer (a.k.a Electropoint), and co-owner of Mirrortone Studios. His film and TV composing work includes Huracán on HBO Max, Snakehead (Samuel Goldwyn Films), Laser Candy (Netflix), Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+), Red Rocket (A24), Kid Correspondent (Participant) a Youtube Original, and the cult classic LGBTQIA feature film Bear City 3. Known for producing and mixing his own scores, in addition to a composer, as a film music producer and recording engineer he has most recently worked on The Card Counter (Schrader / Scorsese) and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix). In 2021 he has worked on films that screened at three of the “Big Five” festivals: Cannes, Venice, and Toronto.
TV networks that have used his work include HBO, E!, A&E, MTV, Oxygen, BET, Bravo, Netflix, Paramount+, VH1, Discovery, TLC, NBC, and NASCAR. Brands who have used his music include Burger King, PayPal, Marriott, Michael Kors, NBC, The Ad Council, Clinique, Snapple, Globe and Mail, Honeywell, Maserati, Tom Ford, Kopari, and many more.
In addition to corporate and film music composition, as a music producer, he has worked with major and indie labels and Grammy-winning artists, including GLAAD-nominated albums, particularly with reality TV stars (Love & Hip Hop, Dr. Miami, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Howard Stern, Bad Girls Club), and his productions and soundtracks have climbed both the Billboard and iTunes top 20 charts.
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